Mets baffled by Dempster

Lee Co. player killed in car crash

Montreal outfielder gets better with age

Barnwell advances

Cubs down Brewers 12-11 in 10 innings

Tatnall pounds Augusta Christian; advances

Kelly records milestone win

Tatnall pounds Augusta Christian; advances

Clemson finishes off Seminoles sweep

Gonzalez, Tigers put negotiations on hold

Clemson finishes off Seminoles sweep

Lee Co. player killed in car crash

Barnwell advances

Miami stops Georgia Tech

Braves' skid continues

Jackets sweep series

Braves notes: Mulholland, doctors at loss on cause of breathing problem

Braves' skid continues

Braves drop game, series to Phillies

Braves notes: Mulholland, doctors at loss on cause of breathing problem

Miami stops Georgia Tech

Montreal outfielder gets better with age

Cubs down Brewers 12-11 in 10 innings

Jackets sweep series

Distraction makes cars dangerous

Business takes old carpet
Environmental Waste Solutions Inc. is the middleman in a revolutionary recycling business to turn old carpet into something useful.

Business briefs: Stock exchange has quiet, mixed finish
NEW YORK -- Stocks drifted to a mixed finish in the quietest session of the year Monday.

Business takes old carpet

Business briefs: Stock exchange has quiet, mixed finish

Attorney general a great military hero

AIDS & U.S. security

'Dr. A' steps down

Anti-Christian acts a bitter harvest

Interstates were built for 70 mph

Disbar Clinton

U.S. best country to raise Cuban boy

Keep 'em in session

Liberals demonize conservative foes

Correction

Boy Scouts taught to hate and kill?

Letter on lock & dam 'full of errors'

Is aquarium feasible?

In the know
CONTEST OF THE WEEK: To honor moms who've mastered the art of juggling several roles (chef, chauffeur, caregiver, breadwinner and many more), Reynolds is holding the Moms Who Make it Look Easy contest. Children, friends, spouses and even co-workers can nominate a special mom by submitting an essay of up to 100 words describing how Mom makes everything she does look easy.

Encouragement an important step to weight-loss goals
Sabrina Sanchez walked into the University Health Care System wearing a sleeveless blue-and-white sundress she couldn't fit into one month ago.

Age old question: Sniffles caused by variety of irritants
Q: How will I know if my runny nose and itchy eyes are just symptoms of a cold or something more serious? -- R.T., Belvedere

Gluteus to the Max
Don't get left ``behind'' trying to squeeze into that old bathing suit this summer.

Hybl falls to third with 74

Davies hangs on for two-stroke victory

Hybl falls to third with 74

Franco wins in playoff; repeats

Thomson golf coach leads team to finals

Fleisher wins third title of season

Riverside holds first round lead

Franco wins Compaq again

Thomson falls short of title

Pack's Quinn defends crown

Pin placement key to success

Thomson falls short of title

Allegations of dirty play making Devils' Stevens smile

Lindros suffers another concussion

Devils one win from conference finals

Stars eyeing second straight Cup

Devils top Leafs; advance to finals

Devils top Leafs; advance to finals

U.S. ties, Finland and Canada win

Flyers confident but wary of Penguins comeback

Flyers confident but wary of Penguins comeback

Flyers make quick work of Penguins

Stars eyeing second straight Cup

Distraction makes cars dangerous
Highways are dangerous places, made more so because three-fourths of drivers on the road are probably distracted.

In the know

Age old question: Sniffles caused by variety of irritants

Gluteus to the Max

House will debate flag proposal

Student beats odds to graduate
Two years ago, Keith Vandale New doubted he would ever make it to graduation. Now, Mr. New is an alumnus of Paine College.

Defense lawyer assails jury selection method

Panel studies CEO options
For Ed Rees, the mission of Columbia County's Chairman/CEO Task Force is simple: research all options as thoroughly as possible and make a solid recommendation by the end of August.

House will debate flag proposal
AIKEN -- Under the critical gaze of a watching world, the South Carolina House opens debate today on a Senate-passed plan to remove Confederate flags from both chambers and the Capitol dome.

Plaintiff number reduced
Most residents suing the Southern Wood Piedmont Co. will be dismissed from the lawsuit because there is insufficient evidence their properties were contaminated by toxic chemicals, a judge has ruled.

Spokeswoman: Fire chief won't leave

Abstinence effort unveiled in Aiken
AIKEN -- A silver ring on her left hand reminds Mandi Rapp not to have sex until she's married.

Pill elicits controversy 40 years after approval
It has been called a liberator and a destroyer, a blessing and a curse. Even 40 years after it was first approved, the oral contraceptive known as the pill attracts controversy and praise, and researchers at Medical College of Georgia had a hand in it.

Jury hears evidence in shaken-baby case

City resurrects old warehouse

Big Game causes long trips

DARE program enjoys popularity
Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Eva Cooper says anyone who believes the drug-prevention program DARE doesn't work needs to attend a school board or PTA meeting with her.

President argues against disbarment

Panel studies CEO options

Building depends on rise in tax

Plaintiff number reduced

Foundation's watchdog reputation increases
ATLANTA -- Bill Clinton probably wishes he'd never heard of a small, special-interest law firm from Atlanta that is nipping at his heels like a Chihuahua.

Community center gets private operator
An Augusta Commission committee voted Monday to allow a private corporation to operate the W.T. Johnson Community Center.

Crowd honors heritage
AIKEN -- Tom Key wore the same rosette near his heart Sunday that his great-grandfather had pinned to his breast more than a century ago when he watched Jefferson Davis' funeral train pass on its way to his final burial in Richmond, Va., the capital of the Confederacy.

Development dependent on tax increases

Man works to revitalize black district

Across the area: Police arrest three men in shooting
Police arrested three Augusta men Sunday in connection with an early-morning shooting that wounded four people in a North Leg Road night club parking lot.

President argues against disbarment
ATLANTA -- President Clinton is vigorously fighting an effort to strip him of his license to practice law, asserting many of the same arguments used in his successful impeachment defense.

Crowd honors heritage

Building depends on rise in tax
To get a new judicial building in downtown Augusta, voters will have to extend the 1-cent special-purpose sales tax and pay higher property taxes, according to City Administrator Randy Oliver.

Foundation's watchdog reputation increases

Man works to revitalize black district
ATHENS, Ga. - Last weekend's Hot Corner Celebration is just the beginning, Homer Wilson says.

Development dependent on tax increases
To get a new judicial building in downtown Augusta, voters will have to extend the 1-cent special-purpose sales tax and pay higher property taxes, according to City Administrator Randy Oliver.

Teen-ager is charged in shooting
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 15-year-old Florida ninth-grader has been arrested in connection with the killing of a northeast Georgia woman who was shot as she returned to her motel room from breakfast.

Spokeswoman: Fire chief won't leave
Despite interest from Washington officials as a potential candidate for fire chief, Augusta-Richmond County Fire Chief Ronnie Few is not going anywhere, the department's spokeswoman said Monday.

Defense lawyer assails jury selection method
ATLANTA -- The judge who presided over the conviction of Jerry Scott Heidler in the December 1997 slayings of a family of four in Santa Claus, Ga., caused the selection of jurors biased toward the death penalty, his lawyer told the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday.

Child starts fire with lighter
A 5-year-old Augusta boy whose mother is missing was placed in foster care after he started a fire in his apartment Monday morning.

Pill elicits controversy 40 years after approval

Abstinence effort unveiled in Aiken

Child starts fire with lighter

Across the area: Aiken Co. man killed in crash

City resurrects old warehouse
JOHNSTON, S.C. -- When Mayor Dean Campbell looked at the old cotton warehouse beside the railroad tracks, he saw much more than century-old bricks and decaying wood.

Teen-ager is charged in shooting

Brandon Wilde resident keeps hooked on life
Residents at Brandon Wilde fondly refer to Mary Sargent as the ``Happy Hooker.'' It's her love for hooking rugs that has earned her the nickname.

Man riding four-wheeler discovers body

Masters souvenir sales hot
Jay Blint says he got a deal on one of the original souvenirs from the Masters Tournament -- a seat that dates back to the days when the tournament was called the Augusta National Invitational Tournament.

State aims to cut drug-benefit costs
ATLANTA -- Health advocates and doctors are hoping a plan by the state to control prescription costs won't keep millions of Georgians from getting the medicine they need.

Big Game causes long trips
The drawing for the largest prize in American history isn't until tonight, but already there have been several big winners in the Georgia Lottery's Big Game.

Aiken snares prize for character effort
AIKEN -- When Mayor Fred Cavanaugh got a letter from a student who said her favorite trait was ``sincerity'' because she'd never heard of that before, he knew the city's Character First program was working.

Across the area: Aiken Co. man killed in crash
AIKEN - An Aiken County man died Monday in an early-morning collision after his Jeep clipped the back of a van, causing the man to lose control and flip his vehicle on University Parkway, authorities said.

Man riding four-wheeler discovers body
AIKEN -- An Aiken County man riding a four-wheeler deep in a wooded area off Shiloh Church Road on Monday afternoon found the badly-decomposed body of an elderly man, authorities said.

State aims to cut drug-benefit costs

Brandon Wilde resident keeps hooked on life

Masters souvenir sales hot

Jury hears evidence in shaken-baby case
A jury began hearing evidence Monday in the case of an Augusta man accused of abusing his 5-week-old daughter in January 1999.

'79 killing goes back to court
Some were still in diapers, many didn't yet live in Augusta, and few remember the murder of Richmond County sheriff's Investigator Larry D. Stevens Sr.

Across the area: Police arrest three men in shooting

Ailing Malone likely to play in Game 2

Kidd's status in question

Blazers expecting different Jazz team

Ailing Malone likely to play in Game 2

Blazers expecting different Jazz team

Doctor cleared in former Celtics star's death

Kidd's status in question

Karl proud of season, looking to future

Doctor cleared in former Celtics star's death

Suns can't hang with Shaq, Lakers

Miami tops Knicks; takes 1-0 series lead

Karl proud of season, looking to future

Underwood tries to take small steps with Dallas

Mr. James McNair Sr.
HARLEM - Mr. James Robert McNair Sr., 87, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mr. Billy Holley
NORTH AUGUSTA - Mr. Billy Alvin Holley, 55, of Old Sudlow Lake Road, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Lucille Padgett
LINCOLNTON, Ga. - Mrs. Lucille Johnson Padgett, 83, of Augusta Highway, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Grady Altman
SWAINSBORO, Ga - Mr. Grady Lanier ``Rabbit'' Altman, 54, of South Green Street, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mr. Richard Bloedau Jr.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. - Mr. Richard Karl Bloedau Jr., 54, died Saturday, May 6, 2000.

Mr. Billy Powell Sr.
Mr. Billy Donald Powell Sr., 55, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mrs. Mary Bentley
THOMSON - Mrs. Mary S. Bentley, 98, died Tuesday, May 2, 2000, at McDuffie Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Claudia Britten
Mrs. Claudia Britten, 84, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Harvey Cheely
SPARTA, Ga. - Mr. Harvey Allen Cheely, 90, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Warrenton Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Mr. William Curran
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. William Joseph ``Bill'' Curran, 74, of Scots Pine Court, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, Augusta.

Mrs. Lillie Perry
NEW ELLENTON - Mrs. Lillie Mae Perry, 82, of Long Street, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers, Aiken.

Ms. Joan Cureton
Ms. Joan M. Cureton, 54, of Belafonte Drive, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Joseph Moog
Mr. Joseph B. ``Joe'' Moog, 87, of Poindexter Drive, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Doctors Hospital.

Mrs. Cora Thigpen
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Mrs. Cora Lee Rabun Thigpen died Saturday, May 6, 2000.

Mrs. Cora Thigpen
GREENWOOD, S.C. - Mrs. Cora Lee Rabun Thigpen died Saturday, May 6, 2000.

Mrs. Rae Mayson
BEECH ISLAND - Mrs. Rae Mayson, 71, of Sheraton Drive, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. James Ogltree Sr.
KENNESAW, Ga. - Mr. James Phillip Ogltree Sr., 78, of Randolph Circle, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Northside Hospital.

Mrs. Louise Baker
JACKSON - Mrs. Louise Baker, 93, of Second Street, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Jessie Bragg Sr.
MILLEN, Ga. - Mr. Jessie R. Bragg Sr., 58, of Perkins Road, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at Jenkins County Hospital.

Mr. Jesse Dickens
HEPHZIBAH - Mr. Jesse A. Dickens, 57, of Travis Road, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. Roderic Freeman
SALUDA, S.C. - Mr. Roderic J. ``Ronnie'' Freeman, 41, died Friday, May 5, 2000.

Mrs. Janet Harvey
MILLEN, Ga. - Mrs. Janet Bell Harvey, 97, of Gray Street, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mrs. Emmie Turner
GLOVERVILLE - Mrs. Emmie Boatwright Turner, 76, of Charles Street, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at her residence.

Mr. Horace Wilkes
EAST DUBLIN, Ga. - Mr. Horace Earl Wilkes, 34, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Fairview Park Hospital, Dublin.

Mr. Alvin Jeffers Jr.
WILLISTON, S.C. - Mr. Alvin Sam Jeffers Jr., 68, died Tuesday, May 9, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Mattie Smith
BARTOW, Ga. - Mrs. Mattie Hall Smith, 84, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at University Hospital, Augusta.

Rev. John Busby
The Rev. John C. Busby, 82, of Loyola Drive, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital.

Dr. James Greggi Jr.
AIKEN - Dr. James Greggi Jr., 53, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.

Mrs. Edna Myers
Mrs. Edna S. Myers, 71, of Mundy Street, died Sunday, May 7, 2000.

Mrs. Angela Smith
Mrs. Angela Marie Smith, 38, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at University Hospital.

Mrs. Julia Williams
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mrs. Julia Mae Allen Williams, 69, died Saturday, May 6, 2000.

Mr. Joe Mabrey
GRANITEVILLE, S.C. - Mr. Joe Mack Mabrey, 55, of Bettis Academy Road, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mrs. Louise Hampton
Mrs. Louise Hampton, 97, of Kent Street, died Friday, May 5, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital.

Mr. Fred Campbell
STATESBORO, Ga. - Mr. Fred Campbell, 57, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Bulloch Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Furman Jenkins Jr.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Mr. Furman C. Jenkins Jr., 58, of Nymark Drive, died Friday, May 5, 2000.

Mrs. Christine Scott
AIKEN - Mrs. Christine Scott Scott, 79, of Hayne Avenue, died Monday, May 8, 2000, at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

Mr. Caney Moseley
Mr. Caney Perry ``Red'' Moseley, 76, of Gordon Highway, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at his residence.

Mr. John Riner
GROVETOWN - Mr. John Frank Riner, 74, died Saturday, May 6, 2000, at St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta.

Ms. Joan Cureton

Mrs. Mattie Smith

Mrs. Louise Hampton

Mr. William Curran

Mrs. Mary Bentley

Mr. Billy Holley

Mr. Jesse Dickens

Mrs. Angela Smith

Mr. Furman Jenkins Jr.

Dr. James Greggi Jr.

Mr. Jessie Bragg Sr.

Mr. Grady Altman

Mrs. Emmie Turner

Mrs. Rae Mayson

Mr. Roderic Freeman

Mr. Richard Bloedau Jr.

Mr. Billy Powell Sr.

Mr. Joseph Moog

Mrs. Louise Baker

Mrs. Lucille Padgett

Mr. James Ogltree Sr.

Mrs. Christine Scott

Mr. Harvey Cheely

Mrs. Janet Harvey

Mr. Caney Moseley

Mr. Horace Wilkes

Mrs. Cora Thigpen

Mrs. Lillie Perry

Mr. Alvin Jeffers Jr.

Mrs. Edna Myers

Mrs. Julia Williams

'Dr. A' steps down
This year's graduating class marks the end of an era at the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Pets have more rights than unborn
The big story in the world today is a very political custody battle over a 6-year-old boy between two countries. Each side continues to scream its rhetoric to the TV, radio, print media and whoever else will listen. Scott Bedgood, Martinez

Boy Scouts taught to hate and kill?
Re your editorial on May 30, ``Boy Scouts vs gays'' -- or as it should be titled, ``Let's justify discrimination and hatred again.'' Don Tate, Evans

U.S. best country to raise Cuban boy
Re Mr. Paul Cook's April 29 letter to the editor: It sounds as if Mr. Cook is being the radical, not The Chronicle. His attitude seems riddled with political partisanship to me. Bill Cobb, Martinez

Liberals demonize conservative foes
Liberals do not suffer dissent gracefully. They can barely tolerate the fact that we have one of the few conservative newspapers in the entire country. Don F. Gonella, Martinez

Attorney general a great military hero
She was the Marines at Iwo Jima and Chosen Reservoir and the Army at Normandy, Bastogne and Pusan. She was the Navy at Midway and the Air Force at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Richard D. Renew, Martinez

Bailing out on DUI
It just seems like the Confederate battle flag is the only issue on South Carolina's legislative plate. In fact, there are other issues, and one that set off a lot of debate, until Tuesday, was a Senate-passed driving-under-the-influence bill.

Elian, dad belong in Cuba, not U.S.
Concerning this Elian Gonzalez mess, I can't understand why so much money has been spent on this ``movie,'' which will be on the screen later, making even more millions. J.M. Crow, Monetta

Augusta Canal's future can be great
Thanks to letter-writer Bebe Townes for her concern for the profit I could make with my canoe rental business... Jim Stringer, Augusta

Correction
Sunday's editorial concerning the Armstrong Galleria Phase II development misidentified pharmacist Curtis Marshall.

Anti-Christian acts a bitter harvest
These are the facts; you be the judge. Thirty-six years after total integration, after completely taking Christ out of the schools, after making it a crime to whip unruly children with a belt, after introducing the computer, after allowing 24-hours televised adultery, murder and anti-Christian behavior, we have reaped the bitter harvest. James K. Ellis, Jackson

Is aquarium feasible?
Before Augusta begins to study the idea of an aquarium along the shores of the Savannah River, there needs to be a sober look at other aquarium attractions in the region.

Interstates were built for 70 mph
Bela Vitez's letter claiming that low speed limits cause more accidents was right on the money. The company with which my father spent most of his life did the original mapping for most of the interstate highway system for the federal government back in the 1950s. Robert H. Rihl, Augusta

Disbar Clinton
President Clinton's impeachment arguments against being removed from office worked so well that he's employing the same arguments in his fight to keep his license to practice law in Arkansas.

AIDS & U.S. security
There is no greater tragedy on the planet today than the deadly AIDS epidemic sweeping Africa and south Asia, but is this disease that's killing millions really a threat to U.S. national security as the Clinton administration claims?

Keep 'em in session
As their House representatives take up the Confederate battle flag issue this week, South Carolinians need to ask themselves these questions:

Plea made to save 'Negro spirituals'
I am well aware that not all people stand for all the same things, regardless of race. I would just like to ask the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People a favor. Richard Dixon, Hephzibah

Drive to south Augusta not so tough
My heart bleeds for Stephen Snowberger (letter, May 1). The poor thing has to drive ``all the way out there'' to South Augusta, as if he were having to drive to the Grand Tetons to play softball. Catherine S. Newman, Augusta

Letter on lock & dam 'full of errors'
The May 2 letter from Sonny and Polly Goldston on the New Savannah Bluff Lock and Dam was filled with errors. Of the 11 points they made, six contained false assertions, three were misleading, one was an opinion and one was correct. Frank Carl, Martinez

Newspaper report says Courier retiring

Get hip to it: Foo-sah-EE-chee

Overtime: Gamecocks still No. 1

Horse could skip Preakness

Overtime: Gamecocks still No. 1

Newspaper report says Courier retiring

Illinois, Kansas tracks added to NASCAR schedule

Overtime: USC loses two straight at Arkansas

Illinois, Kansas tracks added to NASCAR schedule

NCAA to crack down on rough play

Get hip to it: Foo-sah-EE-chee

Earnhardt Jr. establishing identity

IE 5 for Mac is worth the wait
Ever since Microsoft released version 5 of Internet Explorer for Windows a year ago, Mac users have patiently waited for the Mac version. A few weeks ago, their patience was rewarded - and how.

New York to allow needle purchase without prescription
ALBANY, N.Y. -- New Yorkers will soon be able to buy hypodermic needles without a prescription in a move aimed at inhibiting the spread of the AIDS virus.

NASA redrawing Mars exploration plans
PASADENA, Calif. -- After a pair of high-profile Mars mission flops, NASA is rethinking its approach to the Red Planet in an unprecedented review that includes everything from science and technology to management and bureaucracy.

Market for radioactive isotopes studied
By summer's end, economic boosters will know whether a market exists for locally produced radioactive materials that would treat disease.

Only a few online legal sites are helpful
Trying to figure out legal issues without a juris doctorate on your wall or a lawyer's phone number in your Rolodex is a daunting and potentially risky business. But sometimes all you need is a little information and not somebody on retainer.

Expedition hopes to raise the submarine Hunley
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- On the night of Feb. 17, 1864, a weird-looking vessel, the Confederate submarine H. L. Hunley, slipped through the waves toward the picket line of Union ships blockading Charleston Harbor.

Conservationists warn that many primate species could vanish immediately
Dozens of primate species are teetering on the brink of oblivion in a new extinction emergency that has left scientists astonished and angry.

Couple suspected in Love Bug virus
MANILA, Philippines -- Philippine police arrested on Monday a bank employee who along with his girlfriend is suspected of links to the ``ILOVEYOU'' computer virus that has overwhelmed networks around the world.

Junked computers are toxic nightmare, recyclers' dream
PHILADELPHIA -- With faster processors and sharper flat-panel screens arriving regularly in homes and offices, a new breed of recyclers is developing across the nation to handle the glut of outdated computers and monitors and the toxic materials they contain.

Gates defends Microsoft as lawyers prepare counterproposal
SEATTLE -- Microsoft Corp. is exploring a number of different responses to the government's plan for a company breakup, including the possibility of allowing computer makers more flexibility in installing and altering the Windows operating system.

Xtreme advice: A bad reputation can be hard to shake off
``I have a friend who messes around with a lot of boys. I don't know what to do. I try to talk to her but I'm scared she's going to end up with a bad reputation.'' -- 14-year-old Augusta girl

Prom pics

Xtreme style

Xtreme style
THE FACTS: Deana Johnson, 18, a senior at Greenbrier High School.

Hot summer, cool jobs

Hot summer, cool jobs
As the weather heats up, so does the race for teens' summer employment.

Xtreme advice: A bad reputation can be hard to shake off

Prom pics
Prom season is in full swing! As a special feature, Xtreme will run photos taken at YOUR prom over the next month.

Conservationists warn that many primate species could vanish immediately

IE 5 for Mac is worth the wait

Only a few online legal sites are helpful

Market for radioactive isotopes studied

NASA redrawing Mars exploration plans

Couple suspected in Love Bug virus

Gates defends Microsoft as lawyers prepare counterproposal